Glum middle-aged Romanian Viorel (writer-director Puiu) wanders the city of Bucharest, barely suppressing an anger at the world around him that will soon find bloody voice.
At three hours long and deliberately paced throughout, this edgy drama return by Cristi Puiu demands patience. Its chilly mood and taut psychological explorations again mark out The Death of Mr. Lazarescu director as a key filmmaker of the Romanian new wave.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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